Forest Walks and more

Forest Walks and more

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Join us and discover more of Epping Forest

A varied programme of walks throughout the Forest is organised by Epping Forest Heritage Trust. Led by knowledgeable Forest enthusiasts, these walks provide an opportunity to find out more about the Forest. Some are a gentle stroll, while others are taken at a faster pace. The walks are free, but donations to support the work of the Trust are welcome.

Please come suitably dressed for walking in the Forest, which can be wet and muddy. For help in getting to the meeting points, please contact 020 8508 9061 (during office hours) or email enquiries@efht.org.uk .

Walks free, donations welcome.

Wanstead Park Christmas Walk

Sunday 8 December 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come and enjoy this part of the Forest for a pre Christmas celebratory walk led by naturalist Judy Adams. Suitable for families. Mince pies and mulled wine available at the end.

Meet: At the entrance to the Park on Warren Road, Wanstead (E11 2LS). Grid Ref: TQ414876

Connaught Water then and now

Wednesday 1 January 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Judy Adams on New Year’s Day to explore Bury Wood, Cuckoo Brook, Pear Tree plain and more en route to Connaught Water.  Ideal for families, with an opportunity to discover (and feed) the ducks at Connaught Water – no bread please. Duck food will be available.

Meet: At the Forest Car Park, adjacent to the Royal Epping Forest Golf Club car park, Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7AZ.  Grid Ref TQ394 949.  Accessible by foot from Chingford Station.

The Changing Face of Snaresbrook

Sunday 16 February 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join local historian Lynn Haseldine-Jones for a walk in the now less rural parts of Woodford, learning a little of the families who shaped this area and why the Forest is as it is today.

Meet: At the Forest Car Park on the south side of Snaresbrook Road, London E18 (not far from Eagle Pond) IG10 4HH.  Grid Ref: TQ395 890

Discovering Knighton Woods

Saturday 28 March  10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come and join Ron and Pat Andrews for a walk exploring Knighton Woods and Lords Bushes in Buckhurst Hill. Now an isolated fragment of the Forest, it has a fascinating history and an interesting variety of trees and ponds.

Meet: At the Forest Car Park, Knighton Woods, Knighton Lane, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5HQ. Grid Ref: TQ407 936. Accessible by foot from Buckhurst Hill underground station on the Central Line.

Upcoming programme

We’re working on detailed pages, with maps, etc, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, visit us at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

About our walks

We have organised walks in the Forest for nearly 50 years. Our Celebration walk  began in 1978. Download one of the earlier publications about the walk, by clicking here.